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Old 03-10-2018, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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What you do depends on what your real estate market conditions and price point dictates that you do. None of us can tell you if you will recoup it or if it will be a bad idea. In my market, it would be a good idea for older appliances.

So what I would do is start interviewing agents to get an idea if your updates make sense for your local market. Then hire a stager to help you coordinate flooring, paint and such. I hate it when I see sellers spend money "updating" their home and it is wasted money.

You want bang for your buck and none of us can tell you that since we aren't in your local market.
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:42 PM
 
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The only appliances i donít like are white. They look outdated. Prefer black. Stainless is too much upkeep for many people. I would rather give an appliance allowance then the new buyers can choose what they want without having to give or sell perfectly good appliances.
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Should I spend $2500 for all new stainless appliances? I am thinking I would get this back and more when selling this year. Thoughts from sellers and realtors? Also have Corian countertops that need minor repair, a slice mark I think can be repaired. Cabinets in nice shape

Just before Christmas, we upgraded to all SS appliance, range, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, washer, and drier. Really changed the look of our place, and the capacity is so much bigger than our old appliances. Only downside is that you have to be a little careful as anything, like a door opening into the fridge, will leave a little dent, and hand prints tend to show more.

But, overall, we like them.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:00 PM
 
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What you do depends on what your real estate market conditions and price point dictates that you do. None of us can tell you if you will recoup it or if it will be a bad idea. In my market, it would be a good idea for older appliances.

So what I would do is start interviewing agents to get an idea if your updates make sense for your local market. Then hire a stager to help you coordinate flooring, paint and such. I hate it when I see sellers spend money "updating" their home and it is wasted money.

You want bang for your buck and none of us can tell you that since we aren't in your local market.
True. The market here is on fire. I wouldn't do anything at all. Nothing. There would be 50 bids in 24 hours regardless. Many of them by people liking the fact that it needs a lot. So they can do it to their taste.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:23 PM
 
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house is 15 years old, needs paint and flooring. Carpet is thrashed. Putting in wood ceramic flooring, or wood laminate havent decided yet, I want to sell fairly quickly, but towards end of year, retiring and moving next January, Area is soewhat hot, central valley, about an hour from silicone valley
I would just try to clean it up as much as you can and repaint. If the area is somewhat hot, I donít think theyíll care that the appliances are 15 years old. Lots of places in SV are mid century and still have all the original appliances in there, original bathrooms, original flooring, etc. We arenít talking a low-end price point. People will be able to afford to put in new carpet or appliances themselves.
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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Let the buyers replace the appliances with something they want after they buy.. don't spend the money to do it yourself before you sell. You never know what they're going to want and refrigerators can cost from $750 to $4000 or more.
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:07 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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The only appliances i donít like are white. They look outdated.
Like this?
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Should I spend $2500 for all new stainless appliances? I am thinking I would get this back and more when selling this year. Thoughts from sellers and realtors? Also have Corian countertops that need minor repair, a slice mark I think can be repaired. Cabinets in nice shape

If you're going to move before the house goes on sale, I'd wait until the day you leave, to have the appliances installed. Then they'll be brand-new and have the stickers still on them. Make sure that the receipts and warranties are there for buyers to see. And the interior photos on the broker's website, should show them and the description mention them in detail. Squeeze every last advantage out of having spent the money on them.
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:29 AM
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Location: Somwhere
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Offer an allowance. I hate stainless, would rather have black or white. or turquoise. I'd love a turquoise kitchen. Imagine trying to sell that!
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Old 03-11-2018, 01:14 AM
 
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No. Read up on it. Stainless is passee. And anyway, if I were looking for a home, I would NOT buy one with stainless in it. Looks like one is cooking in a mental institution or a prison. I can't figure out why anyone would want that stuff.
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